Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Area of origin: Municipalities of Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso.
Crus: Roccalini, Cottà and Meruzzano
Exposure: South-East / South-West
Altitude: 170-275 metres above sea level
Soil: Tortonian soil rich in very compact blue marl.
Average age of vines: 20-25 years
Plants per hectare: from 3800 to 5000.
Vine training system: Guyot with 7-8 buds.
Harvest: by hand into creates of approx. 20 kg.
Average production: 50 hl per hectare
Vinification: in oak barrels at 28°C for 25 days
Ageing: in 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels for at least 4-5 years.
Colour: garnet red with subtle orange highlights
Bouquet: liquorice, red berry fruits, cinnamon, cherry, cloves, strawberry, violet and green peppercorns.
Palate: full and enveloping with an aftertaste of ripe fruit
Pairing: structured red meats, mature cheeses, game, dishes featuring truffle, dark chocolate.
Serving temperature: 20-22°C
Alcohol content: 14 – 14.5 % vol
Bottle sizes: 75 cl.
Bottles produced: 3,500-4,000
Notes: made in excellent years only